Category Archives: 10to20 – still red

Wines available from UK independents at between £10 and £20

Amnesia Alentejano 2014

Agricola Monte Novo e Figuerinha, Amnesia Tinto, IGT Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal, 2014 This wine: lot no.94/2012, a blend of aragonez (aka tempranillo), cabernet sauvignon and syrah, 2+1 technical cork closure, 14% abv, Ann et Vin, £11.50 (05/17) Consumer tasting … Continue reading

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Ricasoli Guicciarda Chianti 2011

Barone Ricasoli, Rocca Guicciarda, DOCG Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, Italy, 2011 Chianti Classico, and ageing regulations There are 3 qualities under Classico – entry level rosso or normale, riserva, and gran selezione (from the 2010 vintage).  Minimum alcohol rises at … Continue reading

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Vina Marro Joven Rioja 2016

Bodegas Domeco de Jarauta, Vina Marro, Joven, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2016 Joven Normally, the joven, or young wine category, covers wines that are commercialised within one or two years of harvest, to preserve a fresh, fruity character, with … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Lebanon 2003

Chateau Musar, Wine of Lebanon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2003 Last tasted 07/01/13. This wine: Lot No. 6.186.01, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, coated natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, widely available, £20 (2011) Consumer tasting note: opens with … Continue reading

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Sagrado Douro Reserva Red 2008

Quinta do Sagrado, Reserva, Tinto, Pinhao, Cima Corgo, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2008 Last tasted 26/07/17. This wine: Lot No. 94/2012, a blend of 50% touriga nacional, 30% touriga franca, and 10% each of tinta amarela and tinta roriz (aka tempranillo), … Continue reading

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Cesseras Minervois Liviniere 2011

Pierre-Andre et Guillaume Ournac, Chateau Cesseras, AOC Minervois La Livinière, Hérault, Languedoc (whilst retaining its historical name, Languedoc, along with Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees, has since 2016, been subsumed into the administrative region of Occitanie), France, 2011 Classification notes AOP Languedoc … Continue reading

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Q. Roques Dao 2013

Quinta dos Roques, Vinho Tinto, DA Dao, Portugal, 2013 DA Dao Dao is a land-locked mountainous region, 80 km + inland from the Atlantic coast. It can be viewed as a basin pretty much encircled by sheltering mountains. Altitude ranges … Continue reading

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